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supplies. jim acosta is in washington. jim, give us a break down. how many nuclear plants are proposed in this country? >> right now there are 104 nuclear power reactors across the country. the nrc has a map you can go to their website. it shows where they're located. they're spread all over the country. the nrc currently is looking at 20 new reactors that would be spread basically over the eastern part of the country. 15 of these 19 reactors that they're talking about are going to be located at existing sites where reactors are already located. four would go into communities where they don't have nuclear power plants currently. and if you look at that second nrc map, you'll notice there aren't any new reactors being planned for california because of the earthquake. worries there and in fact the state's two senators, barbara boxer and dianne feinstein have called for safety reviews because of those earthquake worries. one of those reactors as we reported earlier this week is only 1/2 mile from a previously undiscovered fault that was located in 2008. so there are fresh worries out ther
. i'm randi kaye. >> and i'm becky anderson. thank you for joining us. >>> let's get you up to speed now on the quake and tsunami that has devastated northeastern japan. just within the last 90 minutes, another aftershock hit the quake-damaged country. this one, a 6.4 magnitude. it is 11:30 at night in japan, most rescue operations have stopped for the day. there have been more than 180 aftershocks since the 8.9 earthquake and massive tsunami. at least 900 people dead, but as search efforts resume in a few hours, the toll could rise dramatically. in one town alone, 9,500 people missing. that's more than half of the town's population. an undetermined number injured. highways in that part of japan are damaged and utility services such as water and electricity, they are out for hundreds of thousands. the quake triggered a tsunami more than 23-feet high that washed six miles inland. this is the largest quake in recorded history to hit japan and the seventh largest worldwide since recordkeeping first began. and at this hour, one of the government's biggest concerns, damage to a nuclear po
would use our own oil, other countries would lower their production. and that would make us still have large oil prices or gasoline prices at the pump. so it's -- it's -- the devil's in the details. >> peter, switch to you. you and i talked about this for years, america's energy policy, where we're going, how we have to use these times of rising oil prices, or unrest in the middle east, to refocus our effort in energy independence. 57% of people polled by cnn approve of using nuclear energy for electricity. but two nuker there plants plans for texas are on hold. citing uncertainty after japan. on the nuclear energy front, are we headed into a new era of not in the my backyard, do you think? >> i think we are. a slowdown in the buildout of nuclear energy, essentially means we'll have to drill more domestically or face much slower growth. the president's program is built out alternative energy, battery powered cars, so forth, about as much as is possible. at these times, if we produced more domestic oil, the white house is correct. it might not bring prices down very much, at least the m
a clip quickly. >> since 1971, educational spending in the u.s. has grown from $4,300 to more than $9,000 per student. and that's adjusted for inflation. >> the tuition tax credits -- >> we must address some very real problems. >> voluntary school prayer. >> it is not just a money problem, but it is a money problem. >> and abolishing the department of education. >> so we've doubled what we spent on each child. double the money is worth it if we're producing better results. unfortunately, we're not. since 1971, reading scores have flat lined, and math did no better. >> okay. michelle rhee first, i want you to respond. and bill, your old boss was in there. and then harold, i want you to respond to that clip and how much money. we're spending more money and the results, we're not getting the results. michelle? >> that's right. i think that the age old sort of adage has been, you know, in order to get better results, we need more money. that's constantly the argument that people are making. and i think that the movie basically shows the statistics behind this, which is that we have more t
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